Well this is the deal - my sister stays with my 82 year old dad - she lives with him - she has been divorced twice - no children - so she lived with our mom and dad since her divorce - anyway my mom passed away in 2004 - so every summer my sister says she wants to go to the beach - and we never have - if my daddy doesnt want to go - she doesnt go - she is afraid to leave him by himself for two days - I understand he is old and set in his ways but what if he lives to be 90 - she will never get to go anywhere! So here we are again - I am going down there this weekend for a family reunion - initially she said after that we would go to St. Augustine only about 2 hours away from Valdosta - but I bet we dont - it makes me sad because I get my hopes up every time - we didnt go last year for the same reason. what can I do or say about it? I dont have any other plans to go right now. My hubby has just been put on part-time engineering status so our funds may be low for a family vacation. any suggestions?